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Another said, “I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please accept my regrets.” - Luke 14:19 (NRSV)

When I was eight years old, my teacher told me I was a gifted writer. That was the first time someone had told me I was good at something. As a teenager I wrote in a journal occasionally, while dreaming of being published. But each time I felt a nudge...

Today's Prayer
Eternal Father, forgive us for making excuses. Continue to guide our path so that we may serve you more wholeheartedly. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 14:15-20

Thought for the Day

Sharing our gifts by serving others creates a better world.

Prayer Focus

To use my God-given talents


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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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